New research projects in FISA http://www.fisaonline.de/ Here you will find the latest 20 projects that have been included in the Information System for Agriculture and Food Research (FISA). en-en Federal Office for Agriculture and Food TYPO3 In finishing pigs, the individual welfare will be assessed on an automatic basis. To do so, a measure of behavioural complexity will be used that can be recorded with the help of a 3D accelerometer The Welfare Quality® project aims at assessing welfare individually and based on behaviour. Yet, the execution of the protocol is time-consuming, replicability is limited, and summarising the different aspects into an overall assessment of e.g. a single farm is difficult. Instead of assessing a high number of single aspects, we propose to consider complete behavioural sequences of animals in their comprehensive complexity. Depression-like negative welfare states lead to a reduction in behavioural complexity. Conversely, a high complexity in behaviour indicates good welfare. In relation to welfare assessment, the problems in keeping finishing pigs adequately are specifically relevant. Therefore, we focus on this animal category, although the methodology could be used also in other farm animal species. A measure for individual complexity of behaviour of finishing pigs will be established, validated and developed further such that it can be recorded automatically. Such a measure allows for future research in optimising intensive housing systems as well as addressing questions on the variability of welfare between individuals living in the same housing system. At the same time, it can be used for self-control on farms such that animal keepers can take steps such that as many animals as possible reach the optimal value for behavioural complexity. If the sensor is complemented with radio communication capabilities in the future, the indicator developed here could be integrated in existing management systems as an early warning sign or in quality assurance scheme for a production label. If an ideal behavioural complexity can even be achieved in an indoor system, one may possibly forgo outdoor areas in the keeping of finishing pigs at low welfare cost but with reducing environmentally problematic emissions. In subproject A, a measure for behavioural complexity will be established that incorporates the number and type of behavioural elements, their sequence and the duration of single behavioural bouts. In addition, a model will be developed describing what can be considered random behavioural sequences such that deviations from real in comparison to the random sequences can be quantified. In subproject B, behavioural data and data from a 3D-accelerometer will be collected in housing systems varying in their intensity. A high number of practical farms will be included to reach a high external validity of the final conclusions. The intensity will range the full width from organic pasture-based to intensive barn systems. We expect, that the finishing pigs will show a maximum behavioural complexity in the systems that resemble a natural environment more closely. With this, the measure of complexity will be validated. In addition, this subproject provides the data for all additional subprojects. In subproject C, at least one representative indicator will be searched for that can be deduced more simply from the behavioural sequences than the full measure of complexity and that shows a similar pattern of dependency in respect to housing intensity. In the last subproject D, correlates of the representative indicator(s) will be defined from the 3D accelerometers such that these can be recorded and calculated automatically.

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Cattle innovation network - sustainable cattle farming in Germany, taking into account animal welfare, environmental impacts and social acceptance The joint project InnoRind pursues the goal of bundling the competences available in the field of livestock husbandry and building a network that uses the expertise of the project participants to develop innovative concepts for sustainable cattle husbandry in Germany. These approaches are intended to improve animal welfare on the one hand and to reduce the negative environmental impact on the other hand, but at the same time also include the economic situation of the farms and the wishes of consumers in the sustainable concepts. The resulting solutions from InnoRind will also take into account the profitability of the farms. The network aims at a comprehensive consideration of cattle husbandry and deals with the rearing of calves and young cattle as well as the keeping of beef and dairy cattle. The main topics are cow-calf contact systems, alternative fattening and marketing concepts to address the sales problem of male dairy calves as well as the transit period and the balancing of environmental impacts in the dairy barn. In the first funding phase, the status quo of cattle husbandry will be analyzed and beyond questioned critically in relation to the above-mentioned sustainability criteria and identify existing innovation potential. Based on this, in the second funding phase, projects on innovative barn construction and husbandry measures are implemented on cooperating experimental farms. On a conceptual level preventive oriented husbandry and management concepts will be developed to improve animal welfare. The results obtained can then transferred directly into practice. With this effective overall concept InnoRind will make a contribution to improving animal welfare in German cattle farming and reducing negative environmental impacts. In this context it ensures that consumers continue to be supplied with sustainably produced animal products whose origin is socially accepted. A sustainable network structure is being set up for the cattle innovation network. In addition to the establishment of a central coordination point, four subject-specific working groups will define the status quo of concepts for increasing animal welfare in cattle farming in the individual research areas of the innovation network. Building on this, innovation potentials have to be identified in the individual areas. For this purpose, a detailed literature research will be carried out and the existing experts‘ knowledge, who are involved in the project, is exchanged and bundled in an interdisciplinary manner. On the basis of the sound knowledge, the developed project ideas for the second funding phase have to be critically questioned in the individual working groups as well as in the context of the entire consortium, concretized and supplemented by further barn construction concepts and husbandry measures to improve animal welfare. The aim is to work out a total of 6 to 10 final concepts, which in the second funding phase can initially be implemented on the involved experimental farms under as standardized practical conditions as possible. The designed projects are summarized in one application from all project partners, with the project coordinator bundling all sub-projects in one application. The first starting points for the transfer of the results into practice are already shown. In addition to the project-specific exchange of information, a website is intended to promote the visibility of the cattle innovation network in public. In order to establish direct contact with consumers and other stakeholders, InnoRind is also advertised via social media.

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Cattle innovation network - sustainable cattle farming in Germany, taking into account animal welfare, environmental impacts and social acceptance The joint project InnoRind pursues the goal of bundling the competences available in the field of livestock husbandry and building a network that uses the expertise of the project participants to develop innovative concepts for sustainable cattle husbandry in Germany. These approaches are intended to improve animal welfare on the one hand and to reduce the negative environmental impact on the other hand, but at the same time also include the economic situation of the farms and the wishes of consumers in the sustainable concepts. The resulting solutions from InnoRind will also take into account the profitability of the farms. The network aims at a comprehensive consideration of cattle husbandry and deals with the rearing of calves and young cattle as well as the keeping of beef and dairy cattle. The main topics are cow-calf contact systems, alternative fattening and marketing concepts to address the sales problem of male dairy calves as well as the transit period and the balancing of environmental impacts in the dairy barn. In the first funding phase, the status quo of cattle husbandry will be analyzed and beyond questioned critically in relation to the above-mentioned sustainability criteria and identify existing innovation potential. Based on this, in the second funding phase, projects on innovative barn construction and husbandry measures are implemented on cooperating experimental farms. On a conceptual level preventive oriented husbandry and management concepts will be developed to improve animal welfare. The results obtained can then transferred directly into practice. With this effective overall concept InnoRind will make a contribution to improving animal welfare in German cattle farming and reducing negative environmental impacts. In this context it ensures that consumers continue to be supplied with sustainably produced animal products whose origin is socially accepted. A sustainable network structure is being set up for the cattle innovation network. In addition to the establishment of a central coordination point, four subject-specific working groups will define the status quo of concepts for increasing animal welfare in cattle farming in the individual research areas of the innovation network. Building on this, innovation potentials have to be identified in the individual areas. For this purpose, a detailed literature research will be carried out and the existing experts‘ knowledge, who are involved in the project, is exchanged and bundled in an interdisciplinary manner. On the basis of the sound knowledge, the developed project ideas for the second funding phase have to be critically questioned in the individual working groups as well as in the context of the entire consortium, concretized and supplemented by further barn construction concepts and husbandry measures to improve animal welfare. The aim is to work out a total of 6 to 10 final concepts, which in the second funding phase can initially be implemented on the involved experimental farms under as standardized practical conditions as possible. The designed projects are summarized in one application from all project partners, with the project coordinator bundling all sub-projects in one application. The first starting points for the transfer of the results into practice are already shown. In addition to the project-specific exchange of information, a website is intended to promote the visibility of the cattle innovation network in public. In order to establish direct contact with consumers and other stakeholders, InnoRind is also advertised via social media.

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Cattle innovation network - sustainable cattle farming in Germany, taking into account animal welfare, environmental impacts and social acceptance The joint project InnoRind pursues the goal of bundling the competences available in the field of livestock husbandry and building a network that uses the expertise of the project participants to develop innovative concepts for sustainable cattle husbandry in Germany. These approaches are intended to improve animal welfare on the one hand and to reduce the negative environmental impact on the other hand, but at the same time also include the economic situation of the farms and the wishes of consumers in the sustainable concepts. The resulting solutions from InnoRind will also take into account the profitability of the farms. The network aims at a comprehensive consideration of cattle husbandry and deals with the rearing of calves and young cattle as well as the keeping of beef and dairy cattle. The main topics are cow-calf contact systems, alternative fattening and marketing concepts to address the sales problem of male dairy calves as well as the transit period and the balancing of environmental impacts in the dairy barn. In the first funding phase, the status quo of cattle husbandry will be analyzed and beyond questioned critically in relation to the above-mentioned sustainability criteria and identify existing innovation potential. Based on this, in the second funding phase, projects on innovative barn construction and husbandry measures are implemented on cooperating experimental farms. On a conceptual level preventive oriented husbandry and management concepts will be developed to improve animal welfare. The results obtained can then transferred directly into practice. With this effective overall concept InnoRind will make a contribution to improving animal welfare in German cattle farming and reducing negative environmental impacts. In this context it ensures that consumers continue to be supplied with sustainably produced animal products whose origin is socially accepted. A sustainable network structure is being set up for the cattle innovation network. In addition to the establishment of a central coordination point, four subject-specific working groups will define the status quo of concepts for increasing animal welfare in cattle farming in the individual research areas of the innovation network. Building on this, innovation potentials have to be identified in the individual areas. For this purpose, a detailed literature research will be carried out and the existing experts‘ knowledge, who are involved in the project, is exchanged and bundled in an interdisciplinary manner. On the basis of the sound knowledge, the developed project ideas for the second funding phase have to be critically questioned in the individual working groups as well as in the context of the entire consortium, concretized and supplemented by further barn construction concepts and husbandry measures to improve animal welfare. The aim is to work out a total of 6 to 10 final concepts, which in the second funding phase can initially be implemented on the involved experimental farms under as standardized practical conditions as possible. The designed projects are summarized in one application from all project partners, with the project coordinator bundling all sub-projects in one application. The first starting points for the transfer of the results into practice are already shown. In addition to the project-specific exchange of information, a website is intended to promote the visibility of the cattle innovation network in public. In order to establish direct contact with consumers and other stakeholders, InnoRind is also advertised via social media.

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Cattle innovation network - sustainable cattle farming in Germany, taking into account animal welfare, environmental impacts and social acceptance The joint project InnoRind pursues the goal of bundling the competences available in the field of livestock husbandry and building a network that uses the expertise of the project participants to develop innovative concepts for sustainable cattle husbandry in Germany. These approaches are intended to improve animal welfare on the one hand and to reduce the negative environmental impact on the other hand, but at the same time also include the economic situation of the farms and the wishes of consumers in the sustainable concepts. The resulting solutions from InnoRind will also take into account the profitability of the farms. The network aims at a comprehensive consideration of cattle husbandry and deals with the rearing of calves and young cattle as well as the keeping of beef and dairy cattle. The main topics are cow-calf contact systems, alternative fattening and marketing concepts to address the sales problem of male dairy calves as well as the transit period and the balancing of environmental impacts in the dairy barn. In the first funding phase, the status quo of cattle husbandry will be analyzed and beyond questioned critically in relation to the above-mentioned sustainability criteria and identify existing innovation potential. Based on this, in the second funding phase, projects on innovative barn construction and husbandry measures are implemented on cooperating experimental farms. On a conceptual level preventive oriented husbandry and management concepts will be developed to improve animal welfare. The results obtained can then transferred directly into practice. With this effective overall concept InnoRind will make a contribution to improving animal welfare in German cattle farming and reducing negative environmental impacts. In this context it ensures that consumers continue to be supplied with sustainably produced animal products whose origin is socially accepted. A sustainable network structure is being set up for the cattle innovation network. In addition to the establishment of a central coordination point, four subject-specific working groups will define the status quo of concepts for increasing animal welfare in cattle farming in the individual research areas of the innovation network. Building on this, innovation potentials have to be identified in the individual areas. For this purpose, a detailed literature research will be carried out and the existing experts‘ knowledge, who are involved in the project, is exchanged and bundled in an interdisciplinary manner. On the basis of the sound knowledge, the developed project ideas for the second funding phase have to be critically questioned in the individual working groups as well as in the context of the entire consortium, concretized and supplemented by further barn construction concepts and husbandry measures to improve animal welfare. The aim is to work out a total of 6 to 10 final concepts, which in the second funding phase can initially be implemented on the involved experimental farms under as standardized practical conditions as possible. The designed projects are summarized in one application from all project partners, with the project coordinator bundling all sub-projects in one application. The first starting points for the transfer of the results into practice are already shown. In addition to the project-specific exchange of information, a website is intended to promote the visibility of the cattle innovation network in public. In order to establish direct contact with consumers and other stakeholders, InnoRind is also advertised via social media.

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Cattle innovation network - sustainable cattle farming in Germany, taking into account animal welfare, environmental impacts and social acceptance The joint project InnoRind pursues the goal of bundling the competences available in the field of livestock husbandry and building a network that uses the expertise of the project participants to develop innovative concepts for sustainable cattle husbandry in Germany. These approaches are intended to improve animal welfare on the one hand and to reduce the negative environmental impact on the other hand, but at the same time also include the economic situation of the farms and the wishes of consumers in the sustainable concepts. The resulting solutions from InnoRind will also take into account the profitability of the farms. The network aims at a comprehensive consideration of cattle husbandry and deals with the rearing of calves and young cattle as well as the keeping of beef and dairy cattle. The main topics are cow-calf contact systems, alternative fattening and marketing concepts to address the sales problem of male dairy calves as well as the transit period and the balancing of environmental impacts in the dairy barn. In the first funding phase, the status quo of cattle husbandry will be analyzed and beyond questioned critically in relation to the above-mentioned sustainability criteria and identify existing innovation potential. Based on this, in the second funding phase, projects on innovative barn construction and husbandry measures are implemented on cooperating experimental farms. On a conceptual level preventive oriented husbandry and management concepts will be developed to improve animal welfare. The results obtained can then transferred directly into practice. With this effective overall concept InnoRind will make a contribution to improving animal welfare in German cattle farming and reducing negative environmental impacts. In this context it ensures that consumers continue to be supplied with sustainably produced animal products whose origin is socially accepted. A sustainable network structure is being set up for the cattle innovation network. In addition to the establishment of a central coordination point, four subject-specific working groups will define the status quo of concepts for increasing animal welfare in cattle farming in the individual research areas of the innovation network. Building on this, innovation potentials have to be identified in the individual areas. For this purpose, a detailed literature research will be carried out and the existing experts‘ knowledge, who are involved in the project, is exchanged and bundled in an interdisciplinary manner. On the basis of the sound knowledge, the developed project ideas for the second funding phase have to be critically questioned in the individual working groups as well as in the context of the entire consortium, concretized and supplemented by further barn construction concepts and husbandry measures to improve animal welfare. The aim is to work out a total of 6 to 10 final concepts, which in the second funding phase can initially be implemented on the involved experimental farms under as standardized practical conditions as possible. The designed projects are summarized in one application from all project partners, with the project coordinator bundling all sub-projects in one application. The first starting points for the transfer of the results into practice are already shown. In addition to the project-specific exchange of information, a website is intended to promote the visibility of the cattle innovation network in public. In order to establish direct contact with consumers and other stakeholders, InnoRind is also advertised via social media.

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Cattle innovation network - sustainable cattle farming in Germany, taking into account animal welfare, environmental impacts and social acceptance The joint project InnoRind pursues the goal of bundling the competences available in the field of livestock husbandry and building a network that uses the expertise of the project participants to develop innovative concepts for sustainable cattle husbandry in Germany. These approaches are intended to improve animal welfare on the one hand and to reduce the negative environmental impact on the other hand, but at the same time also include the economic situation of the farms and the wishes of consumers in the sustainable concepts. The resulting solutions from InnoRind will also take into account the profitability of the farms. The network aims at a comprehensive consideration of cattle husbandry and deals with the rearing of calves and young cattle as well as the keeping of beef and dairy cattle. The main topics are cow-calf contact systems, alternative fattening and marketing concepts to address the sales problem of male dairy calves as well as the transit period and the balancing of environmental impacts in the dairy barn. In the first funding phase, the status quo of cattle husbandry will be analyzed and beyond questioned critically in relation to the above-mentioned sustainability criteria and identify existing innovation potential. Based on this, in the second funding phase, projects on innovative barn construction and husbandry measures are implemented on cooperating experimental farms. On a conceptual level preventive oriented husbandry and management concepts will be developed to improve animal welfare. The results obtained can then transferred directly into practice. With this effective overall concept InnoRind will make a contribution to improving animal welfare in German cattle farming and reducing negative environmental impacts. In this context it ensures that consumers continue to be supplied with sustainably produced animal products whose origin is socially accepted. A sustainable network structure is being set up for the cattle innovation network. In addition to the establishment of a central coordination point, four subject-specific working groups will define the status quo of concepts for increasing animal welfare in cattle farming in the individual research areas of the innovation network. Building on this, innovation potentials have to be identified in the individual areas. For this purpose, a detailed literature research will be carried out and the existing experts‘ knowledge, who are involved in the project, is exchanged and bundled in an interdisciplinary manner. On the basis of the sound knowledge, the developed project ideas for the second funding phase have to be critically questioned in the individual working groups as well as in the context of the entire consortium, concretized and supplemented by further barn construction concepts and husbandry measures to improve animal welfare. The aim is to work out a total of 6 to 10 final concepts, which in the second funding phase can initially be implemented on the involved experimental farms under as standardized practical conditions as possible. The designed projects are summarized in one application from all project partners, with the project coordinator bundling all sub-projects in one application. The first starting points for the transfer of the results into practice are already shown. In addition to the project-specific exchange of information, a website is intended to promote the visibility of the cattle innovation network in public. In order to establish direct contact with consumers and other stakeholders, InnoRind is also advertised via social media.

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Cattle innovation network - sustainable cattle farming in Germany, taking into account animal welfare, environmental impacts and social acceptance The joint project InnoRind pursues the goal of bundling the competences available in the field of livestock husbandry and building a network that uses the expertise of the project participants to develop innovative concepts for sustainable cattle husbandry in Germany. These approaches are intended to improve animal welfare on the one hand and to reduce the negative environmental impact on the other hand, but at the same time also include the economic situation of the farms and the wishes of consumers in the sustainable concepts. The resulting solutions from InnoRind will also take into account the profitability of the farms. The network aims at a comprehensive consideration of cattle husbandry and deals with the rearing of calves and young cattle as well as the keeping of beef and dairy cattle. The main topics are cow-calf contact systems, alternative fattening and marketing concepts to address the sales problem of male dairy calves as well as the transit period and the balancing of environmental impacts in the dairy barn. In the first funding phase, the status quo of cattle husbandry will be analyzed and beyond questioned critically in relation to the above-mentioned sustainability criteria and identify existing innovation potential. Based on this, in the second funding phase, projects on innovative barn construction and husbandry measures are implemented on cooperating experimental farms. On a conceptual level preventive oriented husbandry and management concepts will be developed to improve animal welfare. The results obtained can then transferred directly into practice. With this effective overall concept InnoRind will make a contribution to improving animal welfare in German cattle farming and reducing negative environmental impacts. In this context it ensures that consumers continue to be supplied with sustainably produced animal products whose origin is socially accepted. A sustainable network structure is being set up for the cattle innovation network. In addition to the establishment of a central coordination point, four subject-specific working groups will define the status quo of concepts for increasing animal welfare in cattle farming in the individual research areas of the innovation network. Building on this, innovation potentials have to be identified in the individual areas. For this purpose, a detailed literature research will be carried out and the existing experts‘ knowledge, who are involved in the project, is exchanged and bundled in an interdisciplinary manner. On the basis of the sound knowledge, the developed project ideas for the second funding phase have to be critically questioned in the individual working groups as well as in the context of the entire consortium, concretized and supplemented by further barn construction concepts and husbandry measures to improve animal welfare. The aim is to work out a total of 6 to 10 final concepts, which in the second funding phase can initially be implemented on the involved experimental farms under as standardized practical conditions as possible. The designed projects are summarized in one application from all project partners, with the project coordinator bundling all sub-projects in one application. The first starting points for the transfer of the results into practice are already shown. In addition to the project-specific exchange of information, a website is intended to promote the visibility of the cattle innovation network in public. In order to establish direct contact with consumers and other stakeholders, InnoRind is also advertised via social media.

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Cattle innovation network - sustainable cattle farming in Germany, taking into account animal welfare, environmental impacts and social acceptance The joint project InnoRind pursues the goal of bundling the competences available in the field of livestock husbandry and building a network that uses the expertise of the project participants to develop innovative concepts for sustainable cattle husbandry in Germany. These approaches are intended to improve animal welfare on the one hand and to reduce the negative environmental impact on the other hand, but at the same time also include the economic situation of the farms and the wishes of consumers in the sustainable concepts. The resulting solutions from InnoRind will also take into account the profitability of the farms. The network aims at a comprehensive consideration of cattle husbandry and deals with the rearing of calves and young cattle as well as the keeping of beef and dairy cattle. The main topics are cow-calf contact systems, alternative fattening and marketing concepts to address the sales problem of male dairy calves as well as the transit period and the balancing of environmental impacts in the dairy barn. In the first funding phase, the status quo of cattle husbandry will be analyzed and beyond questioned critically in relation to the above-mentioned sustainability criteria and identify existing innovation potential. Based on this, in the second funding phase, projects on innovative barn construction and husbandry measures are implemented on cooperating experimental farms. On a conceptual level preventive oriented husbandry and management concepts will be developed to improve animal welfare. The results obtained can then transferred directly into practice. With this effective overall concept InnoRind will make a contribution to improving animal welfare in German cattle farming and reducing negative environmental impacts. In this context it ensures that consumers continue to be supplied with sustainably produced animal products whose origin is socially accepted. A sustainable network structure is being set up for the cattle innovation network. In addition to the establishment of a central coordination point, four subject-specific working groups will define the status quo of concepts for increasing animal welfare in cattle farming in the individual research areas of the innovation network. Building on this, innovation potentials have to be identified in the individual areas. For this purpose, a detailed literature research will be carried out and the existing experts‘ knowledge, who are involved in the project, is exchanged and bundled in an interdisciplinary manner. On the basis of the sound knowledge, the developed project ideas for the second funding phase have to be critically questioned in the individual working groups as well as in the context of the entire consortium, concretized and supplemented by further barn construction concepts and husbandry measures to improve animal welfare. The aim is to work out a total of 6 to 10 final concepts, which in the second funding phase can initially be implemented on the involved experimental farms under as standardized practical conditions as possible. The designed projects are summarized in one application from all project partners, with the project coordinator bundling all sub-projects in one application. The first starting points for the transfer of the results into practice are already shown. In addition to the project-specific exchange of information, a website is intended to promote the visibility of the cattle innovation network in public. In order to establish direct contact with consumers and other stakeholders, InnoRind is also advertised via social media.

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Cattle innovation network - sustainable cattle farming in Germany, taking into account animal welfare, environmental impacts and social acceptance The joint project InnoRind pursues the goal of bundling the competences available in the field of livestock husbandry and building a network that uses the expertise of the project participants to develop innovative concepts for sustainable cattle husbandry in Germany. These approaches are intended to improve animal welfare on the one hand and to reduce the negative environmental impact on the other hand, but at the same time also include the economic situation of the farms and the wishes of consumers in the sustainable concepts. The resulting solutions from InnoRind will also take into account the profitability of the farms. The network aims at a comprehensive consideration of cattle husbandry and deals with the rearing of calves and young cattle as well as the keeping of beef and dairy cattle. The main topics are cow-calf contact systems, alternative fattening and marketing concepts to address the sales problem of male dairy calves as well as the transit period and the balancing of environmental impacts in the dairy barn. In the first funding phase, the status quo of cattle husbandry will be analyzed and beyond questioned critically in relation to the above-mentioned sustainability criteria and identify existing innovation potential. Based on this, in the second funding phase, projects on innovative barn construction and husbandry measures are implemented on cooperating experimental farms. On a conceptual level preventive oriented husbandry and management concepts will be developed to improve animal welfare. The results obtained can then transferred directly into practice. With this effective overall concept InnoRind will make a contribution to improving animal welfare in German cattle farming and reducing negative environmental impacts. In this context it ensures that consumers continue to be supplied with sustainably produced animal products whose origin is socially accepted. A sustainable network structure is being set up for the cattle innovation network. In addition to the establishment of a central coordination point, four subject-specific working groups will define the status quo of concepts for increasing animal welfare in cattle farming in the individual research areas of the innovation network. Building on this, innovation potentials have to be identified in the individual areas. For this purpose, a detailed literature research will be carried out and the existing experts‘ knowledge, who are involved in the project, is exchanged and bundled in an interdisciplinary manner. On the basis of the sound knowledge, the developed project ideas for the second funding phase have to be critically questioned in the individual working groups as well as in the context of the entire consortium, concretized and supplemented by further barn construction concepts and husbandry measures to improve animal welfare. The aim is to work out a total of 6 to 10 final concepts, which in the second funding phase can initially be implemented on the involved experimental farms under as standardized practical conditions as possible. The designed projects are summarized in one application from all project partners, with the project coordinator bundling all sub-projects in one application. The first starting points for the transfer of the results into practice are already shown. In addition to the project-specific exchange of information, a website is intended to promote the visibility of the cattle innovation network in public. In order to establish direct contact with consumers and other stakeholders, InnoRind is also advertised via social media.

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Formation of a network to develop an animal welfare concept considering sensory perception of cows for the dairy barn of the FBN Dummerstorf as an experimental farm exploring innovative husbandry and management solutions for dairy cows and their offspring Aim of the present proposal is the formation of an innovation network to develop a barn concept, which focusses on the animal and its needs. Extensive investments in new and updated barns for dairy cows within the last years could improve the conditions of animal husbandry. However, there is further need to upgrade livestock farming in terms of animal welfare and health. Particularly, for cows around parturition and for calves the prevalence of diseases is not acceptable. The complex influences on animal welfare and health require an interdisciplinary approach. For the purposes of the network, we will consider the physiological essentials of animal behavior, nutrition, and reproduction as well as practical aspects of barn design, feeding technique and monitoring of animal health. Furthermore, we will implement a sustainable hygiene concept to prevent infectious diseases and to reduce the usage of antimicrobial substances in dairies. In accordance with the One-Health-concept, improvements of animal health will also improve human health conditions, because less usage of antibiotics reduce the prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. Beyond the criteria of animal welfare and health, the sensory perception and typical behavior of cows and calves shall be considered when assessing cattle husbandry. Precisely, the applicants would like to create a concept for animal welfare and health considering behavior and sensory perception for the dairy barn of the FBN in Dummerstorf to build an experimental dairy farm. This barn ('Dairy farm of the future') shall serve as an experimental farm to explore innovative solutions for animal husbandry and management to improve animal welfare and therefore, enhance animal health, robustness, and longevity of dairy cows and their offspring. - Kick-off meeting: first joint meeting of all corporation partners to build an innovation network and in addition, inspection of the dairy barn in Dummerstorf including workshop 'cow signals' - Progress meeting with invitation of further experts of the issues of the consortia (working group (WG) animal health, WG animal welfare, WG animal behavior and sensory perception) - Two workshops of each consortium (WG animal health, WG animal welfare, WG animal behavior and sensory perception): draft of a barn concept regarding animal health, welfare, behavior, and sensory perception - Meeting with coordinators of other innovation networks for exchange of ideas and to make use of synergistic effects - Proposal meeting: Development of a concerted barn concept for the experimental barn of dairy cows and their offspring in Dummerstorf, which includes criteria of animal health, welfare, behavior, and sensory perception and which differs in some aspects from the concept of other innovation networks to increase the variety of experimental barns. - Submit a proprosal for the second project phase with specific suggestions for the modification of thecattle husbandry in Dummerstorf to a 'dairy farm of the future'

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Formation of a network to develop an animal welfare concept considering sensory perception of cows for the dairy barn of the FBN Dummerstorf as an experimental farm exploring innovative husbandry and management solutions for dairy cows and their offspring Aim of the present proposal is the formation of an innovation network to develop a barn concept, which focusses on the animal and its needs. Extensive investments in new and updated barns for dairy cows within the last years could improve the conditions of animal husbandry. However, there is further need to upgrade livestock farming in terms of animal welfare and health. Particularly, for cows around parturition and for calves the prevalence of diseases is not acceptable. The complex influences on animal welfare and health require an interdisciplinary approach. For the purposes of the network, we will consider the physiological essentials of animal behavior, nutrition, and reproduction as well as practical aspects of barn design, feeding technique and monitoring of animal health. Furthermore, we will implement a sustainable hygiene concept to prevent infectious diseases and to reduce the usage of antimicrobial substances in dairies. In accordance with the One-Health-concept, improvements of animal health will also improve human health conditions, because less usage of antibiotics reduce the prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. Beyond the criteria of animal welfare and health, the sensory perception and typical behavior of cows and calves shall be considered when assessing cattle husbandry. Precisely, the applicants would like to create a concept for animal welfare and health considering behavior and sensory perception for the dairy barn of the FBN in Dummerstorf to build an experimental dairy farm. This barn ('Dairy farm of the future') shall serve as an experimental farm to explore innovative solutions for animal husbandry and management to improve animal welfare and therefore, enhance animal health, robustness, and longevity of dairy cows and their offspring. -Kick-off meeting: first joint meeting of all corporation partners to build an innovation network and in addition, inspection of the dairy barn in Dummerstorf including workshop 'cow signals' - Progress meeting with invitation of further experts of the issues of the consortia (working group (WG) animal health, WG animal welfare, WG animal behavior and sensory perception) - Two workshops of each consortium (WG animal health, WG animal welfare, WG animal behavior and sensory perception): draft of a barn concept regarding animal health, welfare, behavior, and sensory perception - Meeting with coordinators of other innovation networks for exchange of ideas and to make use of synergistic effects - Proposal meeting: Development of a concerted barn concept for the experimental barn of dairy cows and their offspring in Dummerstorf, which includes criteria of animal health, welfare, behavior, and sensory perception and which differs in some aspects from the concept of other innovation networks to increase the variety of experimental barns. - Submit a proprosal for the second project phase with specific suggestions for the modification of the cattle husbandry in Dummerstorf to a 'dairy farm of the future'

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Formation of a network to develop an animal welfare concept considering sensory perception of cows for the dairy barn of the FBN Dummerstorf as an experimental farm exploring innovative husbandry and management solutions for dairy cows and their offspring Aim of the present proposal is the formation of an innovation network to develop a barn concept, which focusses on the animal and its needs. Extensive investments in new and updated barns for dairy cows within the last years could improve the conditions of animal husbandry. However, there is further need to upgrade livestock farming in terms of animal welfare and health. Particularly, for cows around parturition and for calves the prevalence of diseases is not acceptable. The complex influences on animal welfare and health require an interdisciplinary approach. For the purposes of the network, we will consider the physiological essentials of animal behavior, nutrition, and reproduction as well as practical aspects of barn design, feeding technique and monitoring of animal health. Furthermore, we will implement a sustainable hygiene concept to prevent infectious diseases and to reduce the usage of antimicrobial substances in dairies. In accordance with the One-Health-concept, improvements of animal health will also improve human health conditions, because less usage of antibiotics reduce the prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. Beyond the criteria of animal welfare and health, the sensory perception and typical behavior of cows and calves shall be considered when assessing cattle husbandry. Precisely, the applicants would like to create a concept for animal welfare and health considering behavior and sensory perception for the dairy barn of the FBN in Dummerstorf to build an experimental dairy farm. This barn ('Dairy farm of the future') shall serve as an experimental farm to explore innovative solutions for animal husbandry and management to improve animal welfare and therefore, enhance animal health, robustness, and longevity of dairy cows and their offspring. -Kick-off meeting: first joint meeting of all corporation partners to build an innovation network and in addition, inspection of the dairy barn in Dummerstorf including workshop 'cow signals' - Progress meeting with invitation of further experts of the issues of the consortia (working group (WG) animal health, WG animal welfare, WG animal behavior and sensory perception) - Two workshops of each consortium (WG animal health, WG animal welfare, WG animal behavior and sensory perception): draft of a barn concept regarding animal health, welfare, behavior, and sensory perception - Meeting with coordinators of other innovation networks for exchange of ideas and to make use of synergistic effects - Proposal meeting: Development of a concerted barn concept for the experimental barn of dairy cows and their offspring in Dummerstorf, which includes criteria of animal health, welfare, behavior, and sensory perception and which differs in some aspects from the concept of other innovation networks to increase the variety of experimental barns. - Submit a proprosal for the second project phase with specific suggestions for the modification of the cattle husbandry in Dummerstorf to a 'dairy farm of the future'

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Formation of a network to develop an animal welfare concept considering sensory perception of cows for the dairy barn of the FBN Dummerstorf as an experimental farm exploring innovative husbandry and management solutions for dairy cows and their offspring Aim of the present proposal is the formation of an innovation network to develop a barn concept, which focusses on the animal and its needs. Extensive investments in new and updated barns for dairy cows within the last years could improve the conditions of animal husbandry. However, there is further need to upgrade livestock farming in terms of animal welfare and health. Particularly, for cows around parturition and for calves the prevalence of diseases is not acceptable. The complex influences on animal welfare and health require an interdisciplinary approach. For the purposes of the network, we will consider the physiological essentials of animal behavior, nutrition, and reproduction as well as practical aspects of barn design, feeding technique and monitoring of animal health. Furthermore, we will implement a sustainable hygiene concept to prevent infectious diseases and to reduce the usage of antimicrobial substances in dairies. In accordance with the One-Health-concept, improvements of animal health will also improve human health conditions, because less usage of antibiotics reduce the prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. Beyond the criteria of animal welfare and health, the sensory perception and typical behavior of cows and calves shall be considered when assessing cattle husbandry. Precisely, the applicants would like to create a concept for animal welfare and health considering behavior and sensory perception for the dairy barn of the FBN in Dummerstorf to build an experimental dairy farm. This barn ('Dairy farm of the future') shall serve as an experimental farm to explore innovative solutions for animal husbandry and management to improve animal welfare and therefore, enhance animal health, robustness, and longevity of dairy cows and their offspring. Kick-off meeting: first joint meeting of all corporation partners to build an innovation network and in addition, inspection of the dairy barn in Dummerstorf including workshop 'cow signals' - Progress meeting with invitation of further experts of the issues of the consortia (working Group (WG) animal health, WG animal welfare, WG animal behavior and sensory perception) - Two workshops of each consortium (WG animal health, WG animal welfare, WG animal behavior and sensory perception): draft of a barn concept regarding animal health, welfare, behavior, and sensory perception - Meeting with coordinators of other innovation networks for exchange of ideas and to make use of synergistic effects - Proposal meeting: Development of a concerted barn concept for the experimental barn of dairy cows and their offspring in Dummerstorf, which includes criteria of animal health, welfare, behavior, and sensory perception and which differs in some aspects from the concept of other innovation networks to increase the variety of experimental barns. - Submit a proprosal for the second project phase with specific suggestions for the modification of the cattle husbandry in Dummerstorf to a 'dairy farm of the future'

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Formation of a network to develop an animal welfare concept considering sensory perception of cows for the dairy barn of the FBN Dummerstorf as an experimental farm exploring innovative husbandry and management solutions for dairy cows and their offspring Aim of the present proposal is the formation of an innovation network to develop a barn concept, which focusses on the animal and its needs. Extensive investments in new and updated barns for dairy cows within the last years could improve the conditions of animal husbandry. However, there is further need to upgrade livestock farming in terms of animal welfare and health. Particularly, for cows around parturition and for calves the prevalence of diseases is not acceptable. The complex influences on animal welfare and health require an interdisciplinary approach. For the purposes of the network, we will consider the physiological essentials of animal behavior, nutrition, and reproduction as well as practical aspects of barn design, feeding technique and monitoring of animal health. Furthermore, we will implement a sustainable hygiene concept to prevent infectious diseases and to reduce the usage of antimicrobial substances in dairies. In accordance with the One-Health-concept, improvements of animal health will also improve human health conditions, because less usage of antibiotics reduce the prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria. Beyond the criteria of animal welfare and health, the sensory perception and typical behavior of cows and calves shall be considered when assessing cattle husbandry. Precisely, the applicants would like to create a concept for animal welfare and health considering behavior and sensory perception for the dairy barn of the FBN in Dummerstorf to build an experimental dairy farm. This barn ('Dairy farm of the future') shall serve as an experimental farm to explore innovative solutions for animal husbandry and management to improve animal welfare and therefore, enhance animal health, robustness, and longevity of dairy cows and their offspring. - Kick-off meeting: first joint meeting of all corporation partners to build an innovation network and in addition, inspection of the dairy barn in Dummerstorf including workshop 'cow signals' - Progress meeting with invitation of further experts of the issues of the consortia (working group (WG) animal health, WG animal welfare, WG animal behavior and sensory perception) - Two workshops of each consortium (WG animal health, WG animal welfare, WG animal behavior and sensory perception): draft of a barn concept regarding animal health, welfare, behavior, and sensory perception - Meeting with coordinators of other innovation networks for exchange of ideas and to make use of synergy effects - Proposal meeting: Development of a concerted barn concept for the experimental barn of dairy cows and their offspring in Dummerstorf, which includes criteria of animal health, welfare, behavior, and sensory perception and which differs in some aspects from the concept of other innovation networks to increase the variety of experimental barns. - Submit a proprosal for the second project phase with specific suggestions for the modification of the cattle husbandry in Dummerstorf to a 'dairy farm of the future'

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Status and development of dairy cattle breeding in Germany currently unavailable

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Managing diseased and injured pigs - Which criteria justify a veterinary medical and ethical responsible determination of the time of emergency killing? Pig diseases and injuries occur in all housing systems. Intensive care or treatment does not always result in healing so that animals have to be killed to avoid further pain or suffering. The Animal Protection Act fundamentally stipulates the protection of animal lives and well-being. In the case of serious diseases or injuries, the decision which subject of protection needs to be preferred is inevitable. For pig farmers, the decision concerning killing an animal is considerably challenging. The aim of this project is to define simply collectable and valid criteria with which the well-being of diseased pigs can be accurately assessed and a responsible, justified decision can be made regarding the killing. The criteria should define the earliest possible time-point in the course of a disease at which an impairment of the well-being for protecting life is no longer acceptable and emergency killing becomes inevitable. The decision regarding the killing requires in addition an ethical evaluation which includes safeguarding interests of the pig owners. The project should depict the complex process of decision-making concerning the killing of diseased pigs exemplary for relevant diseases or injuries. Diseased or injured pigs of various age groups should be monitored during the entire course of disease by means of clinical examinations and supplementary photo and video documentation in order to generate data sets which make a decision regarding the killing understandable. Finally, practicable, illness-/injury-specific criteria catalogues should be compiled for livestock pigs and integrated in a training concept. A further aim of the project is to analyse the reasons why pig farmers have wrongly assessed the health status of affected animals. The training concept should therefore directly deal with these reasons.

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Managing diseased and injured pigs - Which criteria justify a veterinary medical and ethical responsible determination of the time of emergency killing? Pig diseases and injuries occur in all housing systems. Intensive care or treatment does not always result in healing so that animals have to be killed to avoid further pain or suffering. The Animal Protection Act fundamentally stipulates the protection of animal lives and well-being. In the case of serious diseases or injuries, the decision which subject of protection needs to be preferred is inevitable. For pig farmers, the decision concerning killing an animal is considerably challenging. The aim of this project is to define simply collectable and valid criteria with which the well-being of diseased pigs can be accurately assessed and a responsible, justified decision can be made regarding the killing. The criteria should define the earliest possible time-point in the course of a disease at which an impairment of the well-being for protecting life is no longer acceptable and emergency killing becomes inevitable. The decision regarding the killing requires in addition an ethical evaluation which includes safeguarding interests of the pig owners. The project should depict the complex process of decision-making concerning the killing of diseased pigs exemplary for relevant diseases or injuries. Diseased or injured pigs of various age groups should be monitored during the entire course of disease by means of clinical examinations and supplementary photo and video documentation in order to generate data sets which make a decision regarding the killing understandable. Finally, practicable, illness-/injury-specific criteria catalogues should be compiled for livestock pigs and integrated in a training concept. A further aim of the project is to analyse the reasons why pig farmers have wrongly assessed the health status of affected animals. The training concept should therefore directly deal with these reasons. The project includes six work packages (WP) which lead to the analysis of the reasons resulting in wrong decisions being made in dealing with diseased/injured pigs and the compiling of disease-/injury-specific criteria catalogues. Finally, a training concept shall be developed for implementing the criteria catalogues in practice. WP1 Identifying relevant diseases/injuries. Relevant are those diseases/injuries which frequently lead to killing in practice or which are difficult regarding making a decision concerning emergency killing. WP2 Compiling preliminary criteria catalogues. Preliminary specific criteria catalogues shall be compiled for selecting diseases/injuries, which allow a veterinary medical and ethical responsible determination of the time of emergency killing. This includes literature research and consultation with experts. WP3 Using the preliminary criteria catalogues in practice. Diseased/injured pigs at the beginning of the disease/treatment shall be included in the study and monitored until being healed or killed. The course of the disease shall be documented based on ongoing investigations and, if applicable, the time-point of the killing using the preliminary criteria. In the event of a killing, further investigations (pathology etc.) shall be initiated. WP 4 Final evaluations of the criteria catalogues. Based on the material documented in WP 3, the preliminary criteria shall be subsequently evaluated. The diagnostic findings of the pigs which were affected by the same disease/injury, but were healed, shall be included in the evaluation. WP 5 Compiling practicable specific criteria catalogues for veterinarians and pig farmers. The comprehensive disease-/injury-specific criteria catalogues shall be finally changed to practicable criteria catalogues. WP 6 Training and public relations. The practicable criteria catalogues shall be compiled in target-group-specific informational and training material.

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Presentation of the 'success story' of animal breeding and publication of a socially acceptable communication strategy Aim of this project is to identify scientifically and to present the 'success story' of German cattle and pig breeding and to develop and to publish a socially acceptable communication strategy. To ensure an effective and transparent transfer of knowledge gained from this project specific information activities will be promoted. There is currently no overview in Germany available concerning developments in cattle and pig breeding for the individual animal species. Work packages (WP) WP 1: Highlighting the criticisms Points of criticisms of cattle and pig breeding will be identified and processed through measures of comprehensive research. Criticisms of the society, non-governmental organisations and politics; systematic analysis of breeding conditions; issue monitoring, strengths and weaknesses matrix WP2: Status report and data Analysis The core topics identified in work package 1 will be assessed by previous and especially by current data and facts of German cattle and pig breeding. Checking the plausibility of the data of different cattle and pig organisations in Germany and historical processing. WP3: Communication strategy and concept Strategy and concept of a targeted communication will be developed on the basis of the conducted analysis / fact-check. (risk issues, strengths and weaknesses, target groups). Statements, position papers and graphics etc. for internal and external communication will be develop. Information measures for transfer of knowledge will proposed.

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Use of naturally available methane to power agricultural machinery As a contribution to climate protection, the project aims to reduce methane emissions from livestock farming into the environment by using them for energy generation through extrac-tion at the point of origin for the operation of agricultural machinery. Specifically, the research project will investigate the possibilities of separating methane from barn air and respiratory air from cows and examine them with regard to economic use. The focus here is on the liquefac-tion of methane from cattle farming for its use in agricultural machinery by cooling it and bringing it below the boiling point from an atmosphere. Calculations on the Mobima shall show from when cooling is economically viable. At Mobima a diffusion test rig will be set up to ana-lyse the enrichment processes both in the synthetic gas mixture and the bovine respiratory gases from a respiration chamber of the FBN depending on the geometry, the type of supply, the residence time and the withdrawal of the enriched atmosphere. The aim is the enrichment of the methane content so that an economical methane separation is possible. The enrich-ment and separation of methane from the oxygen, carbon dioxide and ammonia containing exhaust air of respiration chambers for large ruminants at FBN is further tested in an experi-mental approach on a model scale depending on the composition of feed for cows and vol-ume flows through the chambers. Based on the results of the previous work packages an economic analysis and a process evaluation will be carried out and a detailed documentation of the results will be prepared. The project starts with a compilation of the basic possibilities for meteorological separation. However, since the methane concentration in the stable air is very low, methods of enrich-ment are investigated in the research project. This should enable an economic separation of the methane. The methane enrichment is investigated in the project both with a synthetic atmosphere and with a real one from respiration chambers. Experiments on diffusion processes are planned, so that an increased methane concentration is produced in a defined area. This concentration will be deducted and used for further experiments. Furthermore, an increase of the methane content is investigated by feeding experiments, in which cows are fed with high raw fibre. According to the current state of the art, the feeding is more appropriate to the species, so that animal welfare is particularly taken into account here. According to the current state of knowledge, the methane should be separated by cold traps, since the methane should also be used in liquid form in agricultural machinery. Based on the sample tests, the economic efficiency will be estimated in a final step. A detai-led documentation of the results concludes the project.

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